Faye Harland

Research Student - Modernist Women and Visual Culture



Research Topic

Modernist Women and Visual Culture

While the relationship between modernist fiction and cinema has received substantial critical attention, many of the studies on this intermediality focus primarily on the works of male authors.

This project will redress this imbalance, as I examine the ways by which writers like Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, Dorothy Richardson and Gertrude Stein were inspired by new, non-literary movements and media in their attempts to establish a female literary voice.

In particular, I am interested in the influence of the cinema on women's fiction, as writers drew upon the techniques of this new technology in order to explore how women see and are seen in the early twentieth century.

Supervisors: Dr Keith Williams


First Degree: MA (Hons) in English, University of Dundee

Masters Degree: MLitt in English, University of Dundee